Aythya fuligula x affinis
Status: No accepted records.
Record: A first state record of this hybrid was photographed at Gavin’s Point Dam in Knox Co 13 Apr 2021 (Strand et al, eBird.org).
Comments: Tufted Duck hybridizes with other species of Aythya (Carboneras and Kirwan 2020). There are numerous records shown in eBird (eBird.org, accessed Jun 2021), but the Nebraska record is the first on the Great Plains north of Texas.
Photograph (top) by Caleb Strand of a Tufted Duck x Lesser Scaup at Gavin’s Point Dam in Knox Co 13 Apr 2021.
Carboneras, C. and G.M. Kirwan. 2020. Tufted Duck (Aythya fuligula), version 1.0. In Birds of the World (J. del Hoyo, A. Elliott, J. Sargatal, D. A. Christie, and E. de Juana, Editors). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. https://doi.org/10.2173/bow.tufduc.01.
Silcock, W.R., and J.G. Jorgensen. 2021. Ring-necked Duck x Lesser Scaup (hybrid) (Aythya collaris x affinis). In Birds of Nebraska — Online. www.BirdsofNebraska.org
Updated 1 Jun 2021